2014 archives staff news


Hatchling Release Tickets on Sale for Members Only

2014 Hatchling Release Ticket Sales Information   For details on the Hatchling Release Program (including dates of program), click here. Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Tickets will sell out quickly.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  Tickets are first come first served, and it

Sea Turtle Camp - Registration Open!

Sea Turtle Camp Entering:  1st & 2nd Grades Dates:  August 4-8 Times:  8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering:  3rd - 5th Grades Dates: August 11-15 Times: 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Through games, crafts, and educational activities, our instructors will teach the young conservationist about

Friends of Gumbo Limbo Announce 2014’s Winners of the Gordon J. Gilbert Scholarships

Scholarships of 2,500 each were awarded to high school seniors just beginning their college careers, Cassie Nicholas and Karyn Saunders of Boca Raton High School and Raymond Truong of Atlantic Community High School.  Cassie expects to study Environmental Engineering at the University of South

Discover the Natural Treasures of Central Florida

Join Friends of Gumbo Limbo for an April Trip to Central Florida April 23-27, 2014   Savannas and forests stretching north of Orlando define a Florida that retains some of the spacious wilderness and beauty which welcomed early pioneers and lured naturalists. Today’s pioneers include

What are Turtle Walks & Hatchling Releases?

What is a Turtle Walk?  A fun, educational program beginning in Gumbo Limbo’s classroom, followed by an ecology walk along the beach, and HOPEFULLY seeing a nesting loggerhead sea turtle! NOTE: Turtle sightings are NOT guaranteed and compensation is not available if a turtle is not seen.  

Daytime Nesting Turtle

On Monday morning (March 17), at around 10:30 a.m., a leatherback turtle crawled ashore in Red Reef Park to lay eggs.     Click here for coveage from ABC 10.

Sea Turtle Day is Saturday!

Sea Turtle Day is Saturday!

Sea Turtle Day is this Saturday!  We hope you will join us! Gumbo Limbo is located at 1801 N Ocean Blvd in Boca Raton.  Click here for directions. ALL parking will be in Spanish River Park, located on A1A about 1.5 miles north of Gumbo Limbo.  Parking and shuttles are FREE! The festival

Updated: Eco-Watch Lecture Series Schedule

The Winter/Spring 2014 Eco-Watch Schedule is Here! Revised schedule Reservations are not required, BUT, new this year, you many reserve a seat by making your advanced online donation. Visit the program and event calendar, click on the Eco-Watch listing, and scroll down to the bottom of the

Successful Sea Turtle Surgery

Last week the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility (STRF) at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (GLNC) admitted its first loggerhead turtle of the year, a 90 pound female named Phoenix.  The turtle sustained a boat propeller strike to the rear of its carapace (shell) that removed the posterior six inches. 

Carr Moves Into The Shipwreck Tank!

Carr Moves into the Shipwreck Tank! Carr, one of our permanent resident green sea turtles was moved into his tentative home at the Shipwreck tank at the Center! We hope he is happy with this new habitat and gets along with his new fish and crustacean neighbors. Carr was showing to be extremely